Gunung Tahan, Malaysia. Photo: hadriaswad

Trekking + Exploring

Essentially a modern version of the most ancient form of travel, trekking refers to traversing various distances of backcountry terrain or wilderness, typically on foot, carrying one’s gear in backpacks (backpacking), and camping along the way, although other forms exist as well, such as using pack animals and sleeping in shelters or huts.

Oftentimes treks are involved in the approaches to mountains or other climbing objectives, as well as other forms of wilderness exploration such as canyoneering. Many people “go trekking” however, as its own activity, and trekking tours are commonly offered as travel packages, with Nepal being the classic example.

Included in this topic are other forms of wilderness exploration including caving (or spelunking), canyoneering, as well as adventure racing and geocaching.

Trekking + Exploring Articles

How to: Independently trek Nepal’s Annapurna sanctuary

by Matt Huntington

The 10 women who are inspiring us to get outdoors in 2017

by Lindsay MacNevin

13 of the most mind-blowing hikes around Portland

by Henry Miller

Beyond Petra: Jordan’s Ancient Ruins

by Matador Media House

2017 inca trail permits are selling out. Check these options for hiking in Peru

by Miguel Angel Gongora Meza

Some unavoidable life lessons you’ll get on the Camino de Santiago

by Jessica Sjouerman

What it takes to climb the ultimate trek: Everest Base Camp

by Rob Feakins

20 epic hiking spots in southern British Columbia

by Carlo Alcos

Why I brought my 3-year-old girl to see Mount Everest

by Stefen Chow

360 day tripping in Dominical, Costa Rica

by Matador Media House

The point on earth that’s closest to the moon is not the top of Mount Everest

by Matt Hershberger

The Greater Patagonian Trail could be the most epic through-hike you don’t know about

by Carlo Alcos

4 incredible day trips from Vegas that will get you off the strip

by Blaze Nowara

8 of the best camping spots and hiking trails in California

by Matador Team

Scientists have discovered a planet future humans may be able to travel to

by Matt Hershberger

24 hours in Anchorage

by Ben Adkison

10 places in the Canadian Rockies you should check right now

by Kelly Van de Vliet

Marin from the air

by Matador Media House
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